Short Essay Questions Key
1. In the Russian system of autocracy, to whom is the Tsar responsible?
In the Russian system of autocracy, the Tsar is responsible only to God.
2. What does Nicholas' tutor, Pobedonostsev, believe the only way to achieve national unity in Russia is? What does he believe is done in the event of opposition?
Pobedonostsev believes the only way to national unity is through unity of the autocracy and the Church, and that any opposition to either is crushed.
3. Why do Tsar Alexander and Empress Marie want Nicholas to marry Princess Helene of France instead of Alix of Hesse?
Alexander and Marie favor a match with Helene instead of Alix because they are anti-German.
4. What do the old women in the crowd observing Alexander III's funeral procession say of Alexandra, who rides alone and behind the rest of the family?
The old women in the crowd observing Alexander III's funeral procession say of Alexandra, "She has come to us behind a coffin."
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